Second Strong Quake Rattles Guatemala

6.1 quake causes panic
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2012 12:55 AM CST
Residents clear quake rubble from a house in San Cristobal Cucho, Guatemala.   (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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(Newser) – Guatemala has been hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake, less than a week after a 7.2 quake killed at least 52 people and made thousands of people homeless. There have been no immediate reports of deaths or major damage, but the latest temblor caused widespread panic and was felt as far away as Mexico and El Salvador, the BBC reports. President Otto Perez Molina was giving a press conference on the relief effort when the quake hit. (Read more Guatemala stories.)

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